ORLANDO, Fla. — Severe storms have moved away from Central Florida and much cooler air will start to arrive. The line of storms moved more quickly than expected after it crossed Metro Orlando, and it has lost intensity as it enters the Treasure Coast and South Florida.
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Overall, storms kept their pace as they moved over the most populated areas of Central Florida. The west-central Coast of Florida received the worst of the storms. A possible tornado damaged several mobile homes and downed power lines in Pinellas Park. At another mobile home park, five lots had heavy damage and several residents had to be relocated. Several trees were also reported down after several strong wind reports.
In Central Florida, we endured strong winds in Marion and Lake Counties, Sanford Airport, Orlando Executive and OIA. Wind gust speeds ranged between 40 and 60 mph. After 1 a.m. stronger wind reports came from Volusia and Brevard Counties, ranging between 43 and 64 mph.
As far a rainfall, the line of storms produced from half to one inch generally across Central Florida. Some isolated spots received between 1.5 to 2 inches.
THE FORECAST, WHAT’S NEXT?
The clouds held the temperatures steady across Central Florida, in the mid-60s throughout the afternoon. The winds were from the west-northwest around 15 mph and there could still be some gusts at about 25 mph, but the winds will be relaxing by the evening.
The evening will stay mostly clear and the temperatures will be dropping to the mid-40s by Saturday morning, colder temps in rural areas. Temperatures will rebound for the weekend and will be closer to the average for this time of the year with highs in the low to mid-70s and lows in the 50s.
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